Multiple rush hour crashes as heavy rain continues to cause disruption

'Extreme levels' of rain falling overnight has seen surface water and flood warnings issued.

M90 and M74 rush hour crashes as heavy rain continues to cause travel disruption across Scotland Billy McDonagh

Multiple crashes have been reported across Scotland on Tuesday as heavy rainfall continues.

With “extreme levels” of rain continuing to fall in western parts of the country, speed restrictions have been imposed on train lines and surface water and flood warnings issued to drivers.

A southbound lane of the M90 is blocked after a crash near junction 7 at around 7.15am, and police are currently on the scene.

Traffic Scotland reported heavy congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass, due to surface water and rain levels.

The M74, near Glasgow, was blocked due to a collision between junction five and four at around 7.30am on Tuesday.

It was later cleared at around 7.55am.

Flooding caused a lane to close on the Clydeside Expressway in Glasgow eastbound.

It comes after multiple crashes on Monday amid heavy rain.

The M8 was blocked after a car overturned between Junctions 6 and 6A at Newhouse.

A 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital after a crash closed the A92, between Newport on Tay and the Tay Road Bridge, in both directions at around 00.59am, on Monday.

Insight Philip Petrie STV weather presenter

On Tuesday morning our next frontal system will move in from the south west bringing with it further cloud and persistent rain around Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Argyll and Bute so a wet morning to come for the south and west.

It will be a breezy day to come too, as our weather is still being dominated by an area of Low Pressure, with tightly packed isobars around it, and with those tightly packed isobars come strong winds.

Things are staying unsettled and changeable for the rest of the week as Low Pressure stays close to the country – it’s safe to say Autumn has definitely arrived and we need to start thinking about packing away our summer wardrobes.

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